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Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 28%

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

"If you want to see that sparkle again, wait no longer.Edward is back."

Posted Nov 21, 2009

Linda Cook

2 61%

Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked) (2009)

"A movie filled with characters has wonderful potential. It's just that 'Pirate Radio' has no character development."

Posted Nov 17, 2009

Linda Cook

3 39%

2012 (2009)

"Here's a movie that's dopey, cheesy and sometimes downright silly. But it's a disaster movie. It's supposed to be ridiculous."

Posted Nov 17, 2009

Linda Cook

4 19%

The Fourth Kind (2009)

"The release date is not the fault of the movie."

Posted Nov 7, 2009

Linda Cook

5 45%

The Box (2009)

"I KNEW I had seen this somewhere before."

Posted Nov 7, 2009

Linda Cook

6 54%

Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009)

"As a dedicated fan of Charles Dickens' works, I also am a dedicated fan of several versions of his classic "A Christmas Carol.""

Posted Nov 7, 2009

Linda Cook

7 51%

The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

"Yes, they really stared at goats, if you believe the reports on which this movie is based."

Posted Nov 7, 2009

Linda Cook

8 94%

Good Hair (2009)

"One of the best movies of the year seems to be lost in the Halloween-time shuffle."

Posted Oct 24, 2009

Linda Cook

9 49%

Astro Boy (AstroBoy) (2009)

"Here's a movie with an origin that's almost more interesting than that of its 'Astro Boy' hero"

Posted Oct 24, 2009

Linda Cook

10 37%

Saw VI (2009)

"Well, I guess there's something more frightening than life-threatening, mutilating 'games' you're forced to play as you struggle to remain alive. And that, of course, is the state of health care in the United States."

Posted Oct 24, 2009

Linda Cook

11 38%

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)

"There's a lot going on here, but not much of it is very interesting."

Posted Oct 24, 2009

Linda Cook

12 20%

Amelia (2009)

"What a fresh but sorrowful journey."

Posted Oct 24, 2009

Linda Cook

13 11%

The Stepfather (2009)

"Ooh, daddy! If you want some old-fashioned cheesy suspense, look no farther than 'The Stepfather.'"

Posted Oct 21, 2009

Linda Cook

14 83%

Paranormal Activity (2009)

"Ten years after 'The Blair Witch Project' flew onto the screen, now comes 'Paranormal Activity,' another movies based on fictitious 'found' video."

Posted Oct 21, 2009

Linda Cook

15 25%

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

"Sadistic and silly, 'Law Abiding Citizen' takes the revenge movie to ridiculous extremes."

Posted Oct 21, 2009

Linda Cook

16 72%

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

"It's less ABOUT a kid and more about BEING a kid."

Posted Oct 21, 2009

Linda Cook

17 75%

Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

"Michael Moore is still angry."

Posted Oct 10, 2009

Linda Cook

18 84%

Whip It (2009)

"'Whip It' is so many things. It's a coming-of-age movie. It's a sports movie. It's a relationship movie. It's a funny movie. It's a poignant movie. And above all, is it ever fun!"

Posted Oct 10, 2009

Linda Cook

19 58%

The Invention of Lying (2009)

"For a self-avowed atheist, Ricky Gervais certainly focuses a lot on spirituality in his movies."

Posted Oct 10, 2009

Linda Cook

20 90%

Zombieland (2009)

"There's just nothing like a good flesh-eating zombie movie to make you feel rejuvenated."

Posted Oct 10, 2009

Linda Cook

21 11%

Couples Retreat (2009)

"Tawdry and tedious, 'Couples Retreat' is a retread of the almost equally unfunny 'License to Wed.'"

Posted Oct 10, 2009

Linda Cook

22 79%

The Informant! (2009)

"Lies upon lies pile up in 'The Informant,' a real-life story about a man whose web of deceit spins out of control."

Posted Sep 26, 2009

Linda Cook

23 16%

Love Happens (2009)

"When I say ---- happens, bet you didn't think of plopping the word 'Love' in there."

Posted Sep 26, 2009

Linda Cook

24 42%

Jennifer's Body (2009)

"'Jennifer's Body' is a good idea that just doesn't stack up."

Posted Sep 26, 2009

Linda Cook

25 87%

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

"When I dismiss many children's movies as being insipid and low-brow, I mean they actually insult their young audiences. Not this one."

Posted Sep 26, 2009

Linda Cook

26 68%

My One and Only (2009)

"In the midst of blockbusters that involve giant robots and teen wizards, "My One and Only" is an enjoyable film that got lost in the cinematic shuffle of 2009."

Posted Sep 26, 2009

Linda Cook

27 40%

X Games 3D: The Movie (2009)

"You might enjoy this oddball ESPN documentary about extreme sports including skateboarding, motorcycling and motocross. Mostly, I think, it's aimed at kids and/or extreme sports enthusiasts."

Posted Sep 5, 2009

Linda Cook

28 8%

Post Grad (2009)

"Bland but certainly not awful, 'Post Grad' will commence quickly to the rental shelf."

Posted Sep 5, 2009

Linda Cook

29 45%

Shorts: The Adventures of the Wishing Rock (2009)

"Boy, is this dumb. I mean in the way that something can be so silly and disgusting it's dumb."

Posted Sep 5, 2009

Linda Cook

30 88%

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

"Gloriously directed and written, 'Inglourious Basterds' is a must for Quentin Tarantino fans."

Posted Sep 5, 2009

Linda Cook

31 48%

Taking Woodstock (2009)

"A gentle, slow-paced coming-of-age movie, 'Taking Woodstock' is not a movie about the historic concert that observes its 40th anniversary this year."

Posted Sep 5, 2009

Linda Cook

32 20%

H2: Halloween II (2009)

"Rob Zombie makes incoherent films about people killing each other in brutal ways. Here's another one."

Posted Sep 5, 2009

Linda Cook

33 29%

The Final Destination (2009)

"I thought they might call this 'Final Final Destination' to wrap up the franchise."

Posted Sep 5, 2009

Linda Cook

34 7%

All About Steve (2009)

"I'm not sure who Kim Barker is, or what her credentials are. But she has written two of my least favorite screenplays within the last two years."

Posted Sep 5, 2009

Linda Cook

35 29%

Gamer (2009)

"I happily anticipated seeing what the writer/director team of the two 'Crank' movies would come up with next."

Posted Sep 5, 2009

Linda Cook

36 63%

Extract (2009)

"Nobody knows the workplace quite like Mike Judge."

Posted Sep 5, 2009

Linda Cook

37 90%

District 9 (2009)

"It's an unforgettable science-fiction actioner. It's a commentary on the human condition. It's a drama about undying love. It's arguably the finest use of computer-generated imagery the big screen ever has seen.The grownups-only 'District 9' is one of the"

Posted Aug 16, 2009

Linda Cook

38 81%

Bandslam (2009)

"Dear Todd Graff: Thanks, man."

Posted Aug 16, 2009

Linda Cook

39 27%

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)

"Raunchy, crass and simply loopy, this is a movie you're either going to love or hate."

Posted Aug 16, 2009

Linda Cook

40 37%

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

"Don't make time for this mess of a weeper."

Posted Aug 16, 2009

Linda Cook

41 92%

Ponyo (2009)

"For those who love 'Spirited Away' and 'Princess Mononoke,' as I do, here's another Hayao Miyazaki tale of friendship and fantasy."

Posted Aug 16, 2009

Linda Cook

42 86%

500 Days of Summer (2009)

"This is about 500 times smarter than the average romance."

Posted Aug 16, 2009

Linda Cook

43 60%

A Perfect Getaway (2009)

"I changed my mind about this movie three times."

Posted Aug 16, 2009

Linda Cook

44 75%

Julie & Julia (2009)

"It's a movie to savor."

Posted Aug 16, 2009

Linda Cook

45 35%

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

"The folks at Hasbro must be laughing all the way to the bank this summer."

Posted Aug 16, 2009

Linda Cook

46 13%

The Ugly Truth (2009)

"Oh, what truth there is in advertising. 'The Ugly Truth' truly is an ugly movie with an ugly message: That once women realize men are only out for one thing, they need to cheapen themselves to land a man."

Posted Aug 1, 2009

Linda Cook

47 55%

Orphan (2009)

"I think that, if someone really wanted to adopt (as my dear parents did), it would take more than a single movie to dissuade them."

Posted Aug 1, 2009

Linda Cook

48 22%

G-Force (2009)

"Anybody who wants to go to a movie about talking secret-agent guinea pigs is probably too young to read this review."

Posted Aug 1, 2009

Linda Cook

49 97%

The Hurt Locker (2009)

"It's slang for 'You're headed for a pounding.' And so you are."

Posted Aug 1, 2009

Linda Cook

50 31%

Aliens in the Attic (2009)

"As dull as its title is interesting, 'Aliens in the Attic' is far from out-of-this-world."

Posted Aug 1, 2009

Linda Cook

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